Archive for December, 2009

Fairy Armor

Posted in Holographic, Purple with tags , , , , , on December 30, 2009 by Amanda Frankenpolish

Get your sunglasses ready! Today’s franken is probably one of the brightest, super-blinding-blingtastic polishes I’ve made yet. And it’s also really simple and easy to make!

I used Maybelline Wet Shine clear (any clear will do…this was another Dollar Tree find!) and Fantasy Makers loose glitter in Imagination.

I filled an empty bottle with 3/4 clear, then added in 1 tablespoon of Imagination glitter.

You can see the holo sparks right away! It’s even more amazing in person. This is a truly “distracting” color…I couldn’t take my eyes off it.

Thanks for stopping by…more pretties coming up shortly! 😉

Reindeer Games

Posted in Glitter, Green, Red, Silver with tags , , , , , , , on December 24, 2009 by Amanda Frankenpolish

Merry Christmas! I’ve saved my most festive holiday color for last. I’ve had such fun making these themed frankens, and I hope you have enjoyed them!

I used Color Club Sex Symbol silver glitter, and LA Colors Art Deco in red glitter and green glitter.

I added in 1/4 each of Sex Symbol and Art Deco red glitter. The green glitter is a bit more sheer, so I added 1/2 of that to balance out the density of the red.

As you can see, the red is still the dominate color here, but the silver and green glitter shows up nicely. I think even Rudolph would be pleased with this color!

I wish you all a very happy holiday, and hope Santa brings you some awesome goodies! 🙂

Christmas Tree

Posted in Green, Holographic with tags , , , , , , on December 23, 2009 by Amanda Frankenpolish

We are down to the wire now! Christmas is only two days away, and I just happen to have two more holiday frankens to show you!

Now, I’m sure there is a polish somewhere already named “Christmas Tree”, but I couldn’t name my franken anything else. I even tried to think up alternate names, but “Christmas Tree” really seemed to fit!

For my “Christmas Tree”, I used Maybelline Emerald Waters, China Glaze L8RG8R, China Glaze Sexagon, and Holographic pigment from Coastal Scents.

I poured just slightly less than 1/3 of each polish into an empty bottle, then added 2 teaspoons of holo pigment.

The holo glitter reminds me so much of tiny, sparkling Christmas lights!

Now, this was actually a franken I made a few years back for Christmas. I loved it so much that I wanted to recreate it on my blog. It’s the perfect Christmas color!

I have one more beautiful holiday franken coming up, so check back tomorrow! 🙂

North Pole

Posted in Blue, Silver with tags , , , , , , on December 22, 2009 by Amanda Frankenpolish

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Well, here in NY, at least! We’ve finally been hit with snow…which, to be honest, I’m not fond of. But at least it looks pretty for the holidays!

For this one, I used Revlon Sweet Nothings in Rendez-Blue, Taylor Made pigment in Polar, and fine silver glitter from TKB Trading.

I filled an empty bottle 3/4 full of Rendez-Blue, (which was pretty much the entire bottle) then added in 1 teaspoon of Polar pigment, and 1 tablespoon of silver glitter.

I love that this chilly blue has a hint of purple flash, giving it that below-zero-freeze-look. The tiny silver microglitter is subtle, like a tiny flurry of snowflakes!

I have a couple more holiday colors I am going to try and squeeze in before Christmas, so check back very soon!

Don’t Eat the Yellow Snow!

Posted in Recipes with tags , , , , , on December 18, 2009 by Amanda Frankenpolish

Not only some useful advice, but also the name of today’s franken! Now, hopefully even if you don’t care for the color (hey, yellow isn’t up there on my list of favorites, either) at least you will get a chuckle out of the silly name!

I used L’Oreal Bijou B.Outrageous and a sheer, shimmery white polish from It’s A Girl Thing. I got the later at Dollar Tree, but any shimmer white will do!

I filled an empty bottle half full of B.Outrageous, and half of the shimmery white.

This yellow-gold shimmer actually looked better on that I was expecting. Of course, even if it looked horrendous on me, I still would have posted it for comedy’s sake. 😛

Thanks for stopping by! I promise you something a bit prettier is coming up! ❤

8 Crazy Nights

Posted in Recipes with tags , , , , on December 15, 2009 by Amanda Frankenpolish

Shalom! In honor of Hanukkah, I’ve created a special holiday franken.

I used Wet ‘n Wild clear, Martha Stewart glitter in Blue Topaz, and LA Color Art Deco polish in blue glitter.

I filled an empty bottle with 1/4 of the clear, 1/2 of Art Deco blue glitter, then added in 1 tablespoon of Blue Topaz glitter.

This polish was so glittery, I couldn’t even get my lens to focus properly.

The best part about mega-glittery polishes like this? They wear like iron! So you can enjoy this pretty for all 8 crazy nights!

Thanks for stopping by! More holiday fun to be continued! 😛

Night Angel

Posted in Green, Purple with tags , , , , , , , on December 11, 2009 by Amanda Frankenpolish

I must forewarn you, I am a bit biased on today’s franken. It is definitely in the running for favorite franken, and hopefully you love it as much as I do!

I used Wet ‘N Wild black creme, Revlon Glimmer Gloss in Cherry Fizz, and Pure Ice Heartbreaker.

I filled an empty bottle with just less than half each of Cherry Fizz and Heartbreaker. I then added in a tiny bit (approx. 20 drops) of black, and shook well.

I love the green glow in this! It really shows up nicely on the nails, too. I think perhaps this could be a distant cousin to Versace 2077!

Thanks for stopping by…as promised, I have holiday frankens coming up next!


Posted in Pink with tags , , , , on December 8, 2009 by Amanda Frankenpolish

Good news for all you pink lovers…I’ve got something on the softer side for you today!

For “Ladylike”, I used Sally Hansen Jewel Frost and Revlon Colorstay in Endless Pink (another Dollar Tree find).

I poured half of each into an empty bottle, plus ballz, and shook well.

Now, to be honest…these types of colors aren’t really me. I like loud, colorful and blingy. But this pale shimmery pink is so pretty that even I had to give it a try!

Thanks for stopping in…and be sure to check back soon! 🙂

The old topcoat question….

Posted in Other with tags , , , on December 3, 2009 by Amanda Frankenpolish

Ah, yes. This pops up frequently in the polish world, and has always been bit of a difficult question to answer. “What is the best topcoat?”
I swear by Seche Vite and Oh So Wet, and more recently…”David” (you will understand that one soon!). Poshe, although popular, didn’t like me much and Nubar’s Diamont turns into a disaster for me. So what works for one, may not work for someone else. It’s that body-chemistry-thing. 🙂

But wouldn’t it be interesting to see how all the popular (and sometimes undiscovered) topcoats fair when tested anonymously amongst a group of people? Thank goodness my good friend Gabrielle, who runs The Edge of Sanity blog, thought of doing just that. You can read all about it HERE. It is quite an intriguing and informative piece, and I highly suggest everyone check it out. 🙂


Posted in Blue, Glitter, Holographic with tags , , , , , , , on December 1, 2009 by Amanda Frankenpolish

Happy December! With the holidays quickly approaching, I thought I would get a start on the seasonal-inspired polishes.

I used Hologram glitter pigment from Coastal Scents, China Glaze St. Tropez (sadly, my brush broke so I resolved to use this for frankening…you can use a similar shade that is easier to find), CM Majestic Blue, and Wet ‘N Wild black creme.

I poured about 1/2 Majestic blue into an empty bottle, then added 1/3 St. Tropez, 10 drops of black, and 1 tbsp. Holographic pigment.

I slowed the camera shutter down a bit to show the gorgeous holo glitter better:

Very festive, indeed! This is truly a shade that just screams, “celebrate!”

I have more holiday fun coming up, so check back soon! 🙂